I am a Puerto Rican native who relocated to the Tampa area in childhood. I earned my Adult Nurse Practitioner degree from South University Tampa in 2014. I began my career in rheumatology but quickly figured out that I enjoyed taking care of the complete person, so I began to focus on primary care. I have experience in adult primary care, particularly platelet rich plasma therapy for joint pain and rheumatology. I founded StemLife HPC to address the systemic failures in the modern healthcare system by providing patient-forward, holistic health care. I am the mother to four amazing children and five grandchildren, who take up most of my free time — I would not have it any other way! I love doing yoga, meditation and keeping active daily. I also love to read and travel.
My journey to providing holistic care came from my own experience with our healthcare system. I cannot tolerate western medicines that are generally prescribed to treat diseases, so I had to find a way to treat my illnesses without the impact of the side effects of pharmaceuticals. I decided to learn more about how our bodies work best: with the food we eat and the medicines that nature provides. I know pharmaceuticals have a place in medicine and can definitely help with many acute problems and some chronic diseases but prevention and natural healing have a life long connection to our health.